Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Drinkerofales:
4.13/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden honey, very murky, with plenty of sediment in the bottle. Puffy pure white bubbles of all size fill the head with almost no lacing.
Smell is of tangy wheat grass and a light floral hop sweet undertone.
Taste is light grassy and wheat sweet, though not like the smell. This tang mellows with warmth. Not a lot of complexity, but good flavor.
It's highly carbonated, almost champagny, which smooths out as it warms. You can't tell this is and 8.5%abv as it hides the booze very well.
Though this is not my favorite style, I do like this beer. Tangy wheat in the nose and on tongue make this refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2011 23:49:29 | More by Drinkerofales
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3.76/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #51 of the ones I've reviewed here.
This is a very strange beer. With one exception it's a fairly standard Belgian Golden in the Duval tradition, not bad but not anything amazing. Pours a lightly brownish-gold with a head that disappears rapidly. The nose is about what you'd expect, a sort of tropical fruit flavored bubblegum kind of deal. That also continues into the candy like flavors, although it ripens a bit as it warms up into more assertive just plain fruit flavors and a blast of that funky Belgian yeast that's hard to explain but anybody who's ever had a Belgian in this style (actually, in a lot of styles) knows about.
Like I said, nothing bad but nothing really special, either. The one thing, though, that really is extraordinary about this beer is the mouthfeel. The effervescence here is paired with a finish so bone dry that the moment you register the taste it's already gone, just a wisp of it lying around on your tongue. It's really hard to describe, but the effect is rather like pouring the beer into a cologne bottle and spritzing it into your mouth, you're almost not drinking it so much as absorbing it.
I've never really tasted a beer that did anything quite like that, and I think this is worth seeking out soley to experience it. A beer who's prime virtue is it's mouthfeel is really a remarkable thing.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 21:09:22 | More by dougbassett
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
92 out of 100 based on 4,101 ratings.